The Electronic Medicines Compednium have produced Medcines guides for patients. These also include the correct way to pronounce the drug. http://www.medicines.org.uk/guides
For example, Bendroh-flu-meth-eye-ahzide and Dye-peer-rid-ah-mole.
@Jonesy147: my grandmother used to say ‘co-dominal’ rather than co-codamol
@SowTomorrow: Try keeping a straight face at an old lady who says “it’s those tablets that sound like ‘Bend Me OverTheFireside’!”
@impure3 I think bendro-whatsit is the most common 🙂
@jonathanmason: “cloppy dog rell”
@alkemist1912 I’m sure one of my older patients asks for -barry-shit-em-alls
@kevfrost: honourable mention forparacetamoxybendrofruseneomyocin?
@SusieMinney Ibooprofen (from a fellow pharm tech)
@Clareylang: Codramol, Ompazol,
Louise Isobel Henry: Omi prazolly
@googlybear84: Diposlack Ointment (Diprosalic) , Primigone(Piriton) & Calvaline Cream (Calamine)
@PatelSuk: Staff dispense Naftidoodidaties (naftidrofuryl)
@EmmTurner: woman on phone asking if we had something in stock ‘sexisenadine’ (fexofenadine).
@jonathanmason: I had a patient who referred to her “niffy dip ins”
@jonathanmason: my old gran referred to Movelat as move-it gel
@HelenRoot: And the obvious anus-ol
@tonyrob77: also like Cacit pronounced as ‘Kackit’ andFybogel pronounced as ‘Fi-boh-gull’
@darkvignette Once got asked for some Robin Cousins cough medicine (Robitussin)
@tonyrob77 always remember an old lady asking me for ‘Methadone Tonic’ (she meant Metatone of course)
@SowTomorrow Ferocious sulphate.
@Suepharm Had elderly gent asking for Neck. Finally turned out to be Head and Shoulders.
@EmilyJaneBond82 discojesus (distalgesic) and CandyStatton (candesartan) my two favs
@Lauraberrycakes: Lansarope (as in sounds like the placeLansarote) for lansoprazole!
@cathrynjbrown: hali-bori-orange as well 🙂
@mraparmar: I’ve got a pt who’s adamant her blood pressure meds are called “Rap-ri-mil”…I don’t have the heart to tell her she’s wrong.
@arleniebeanie: also had dippymole instead of dipyridamoleonce!
@Planet_Jackie: One guy asked for his ‘sillyarse’ tablets……he meant Cialis LOL
@MaryP58: slimvastatin – so close. The marketing team missed a trick there.
Selinahuihoong: Celebrate instead of Celebrex
@Cathrynjbrown: I always enjoy monkeylast 🙂
@Planet_Jackie: An old lady handed me a note, she’d written down her med to be repeated it said ‘Lovethyroxine’
Wendy Finney: carbellomarzipan !
Rebecca Ross: My dispenser called pregabalin ‘preg balling’
@TheCynicalRPh Here’s a story for you. Day shift pharmacist says we have a patient with cocksucky virus. He meant this –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coxsackievirus
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